Oxfam Briefing Paper 208 :
This paper considers the successes and challenges of the response to the April 2015 Nepal earthquake so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.
The humanitarian response by the Government of Nepal and others has been largely successful. More than 79 percent of affected people in the 14 most affected districts have been provided with combinations of emergency shelter, food, household kits, blankets and other non-food items. Everyone identified as being in need of support has received at least one kind.
The paper notes that as efforts move towards reconstruction, the government and other humanitarian actors should maximize the opportunities this creates to ‘build back better’, but that these opportunities are not being realized, leaving Nepal vulnerable to future shocks and disasters.